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Getting There: Northeast City Council candidates discuss North Spokane Corridor, street planning, public transit

Northeast Spokane has seen several major transportation construction projects in the past few years, including changes to Crestline and Sprague. An even larger one looms with completion of the North …


Spokane’s Proposition 1 would make bargaining between the city and unions public

The proposal is intended to bring more transparency to talks between City Hall and public employees, including clerical and maintenance workers, firefighters and police. The initiative is sponsored by Better …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Spokane Proposition 2 would outlaw a local income tax, as courts weigh legality of Seattle measure

Sponsor Michael Cathcart said the measure is intended to make sure the city remains competitive in business recruitment.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Northeast Spokane guaranteed a conservative councilman, so Benn, Cathcart highlight experience

Preview of the city council race between Michael Cathcart and Tim Benn in the northeast.


Election preview: Crowded 7-member field of candidates seeks to replace Mike Fagan on Spokane City Council

The open seat to represent northeast Spokane on the City Council has drawn multiple challengers, including seasoned political players and first-time candidates. They all agree, however, that their district has …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Breean Beggs, Kate Burke, Candace Mumm coast to victories in Spokane City Council races

Early ballot returns indicate the Spokane City Council will retain its progressive-leaning majority, as voters gave comfortable leads to a slate of candidates endorsed by Ben Stuckart in what became …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Fundraising, outside spending reach historic highs in Spokane City Council races

For the first time in at least a decade, spending by outside groups in this year’s City Council races reached all corners of the city. Through Friday, more than $372,000 …


Sue Lani Madsen: Spokane City Council’s focus on national issues takes away from its attention to local problems

There is a national progressive movement using municipal legislation to drive state and federal policy through the courts. Does Spokane want an increasingly political City Council, or one that focuses …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Editorial: Burke gets the nod for City Council

As campaigners, Kate Burke and Tim Benn say similar things, but they have support from opposing political forces. Voting for either will require a leap of faith if the goal …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Northeast Spokane City Council candidates campaigning in defiance of partisan labels

Kate Burke and Tim Benn say the problems facing the district they hope to represent transcend party politics. But a clear ideological divide has sprouted around their candidacies.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Beggs and Mumm post strong showings in Spokane City Council primaries, Burke and Benn face off in northeast

The two incumbents on the primary ballots for Spokane City Council earned the majority of votes counted Tuesday in their districts. Kate Burke will square off against Tim Benn in …


Editorial: Alexander a fresh voice for council

Alexander strikes us as an independent thinker who would provide a fresh perspective.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:36 a.m.

Open City Council seat in northeast Spokane draws 3 challengers advocating change at City Hall

With the departure of City Councilwoman Amber Waldref due to term limits, three candidates seeking their first election to political office want to change the way the city engages with …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Three candidates seek open seat in northeast Spokane council district

Voters in Spokane’s northeast council district will have a contested primary, choosing between at least three potential replacements for Amber Waldref, who cannot run for re-election because of the city’s …


Auditor: Vote on immigration status measure unlikely this year, but close

November’s ballot likely will not see voters weighing in on a city ordinance barring police officers from making arrests based solely on immigration status. But petition organizers came “very, very …


Riccelli, Benn vie for 3rd Legislative District seat

Tim Benn has a lot ground to make up if he wants to serve in the state House representing central Spokane. He emerged from the August primary with 34 percent …


Riccelli, Benn discuss views on gun control, marijuana

The candidates for 3rd Legislative District state representative, position 1, were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers to two questions, read about their top priorities, …


Q&A with state House candidates Benn and Riccelli

Both candidates for 3rd Legislative District state representative, position 1, were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers. Candidates are listed in the order they will …


Q&A with central Spokane House candidates Benn, Riccelli and McGlenn

All three candidates for 3rd Legislative District state representative, position 1, were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers. Candidates are listed in the order they …


Three vie in 3rd District; Riccelli finishing first term

In the August primary, two candidates are challenging the newest legislator representing central Spokane. But Libertarian Randy McGlenn II and Republican Tim Benn could have an uphill battle in the …


Home day care providers, state clash over stricter rules

Each of the child care providers gathered in the backyard of Gib and Liz Kocherhans’ north Spokane home has a story. The Kocherhanses, who own this single-story rancher where children …


House foes differ widely on the issues

The next state representative from the district that represents central Spokane will be 34 and will be new to holding public office. From there, however, the two candidates, Republican Tim …


Benn takes lead on Snyder, Apple

A Republican surge of late votes gave a big boost to a Republican running for a central Spokane House seat. After the first round of vote-counting in the state’s primary …


Five candidates vie for Billig’s seat in the House

The last-minute decision of state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown to retire at the end of the year set off a quick, frenzied rush among Democrats to determine how to …


Tim Benn, Q&A on 15 topics

TIM BENN, Republican 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I have lived in Spokane my whole life and would represent the 3rd District with …


Labor Council backs Riccelli without seeking views of other Democrats in House race

Candidates haven’t even officially signed up to run for office, but the contest for a state House seat representing central Spokane is heating up. The race for the seat held …


Snyder, Waite enter field for House seat

The scramble is on for a state House seat in central Spokane, part of the fallout of Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown’s surprise decision not to seek re-election. Brown said …